NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise
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NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise

by Kaitlyn M. Wolodkewitsch On Friday, Oct. 20, crew members from the Greenpeace Ship Arctic Sunrise gave a group of Norfolk State University students and faculty a private tour of the ship explaining their mission and their goals, as well as showing what everyday life is like on the Arctic Sunrise. Greenpeace ships travel the world peacefully … Continue reading

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Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?

In 1987, 20 million people across the world were plagued by a debilitating, painful and potentially blinding disease called river blindness. This parasitic infection caused pain, discomfort, severe itching, skin irritation and, ultimately, irreversible blindness, leaving men, women and children across Africa unable to work, care for their families and lead normal lives. But the recent … Continue reading

Apply now for spring staff positions!
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Apply now for spring staff positions!

Attention all writers, photographers, and graphic designers…we need you! The Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the spring 2018 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. And be forewarned: work will be necessary during the winter break to adhere … Continue reading

FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption
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FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. In the … Continue reading

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Vector and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority announce three upcoming orbital launches from Wallops Island

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, Oct. 19, that Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, has entered into an agreement with Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (Virginia Space) to conduct three commercial orbital missions out of Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces Facebook to invest $1 billion in Virginia

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 5, that Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth. Facebook is directly investing $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park in Henrico County. In addition, due to a new renewable energy tariff designed by Dominion … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Law launches artificial intelligence case law research

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bloomberg Law announced today, Sept. 27, the introduction of Points of Law, what they term “a revolutionary new solution” that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to dramatically accelerate case law research.  The new feature allows attorneys to quickly find language critical to a court’s reasoning to support their legal … Continue reading